Socio-economic factors and school dropouts in Secondary Schools: a case study of Ruhinda Sub county, Mitooma District.

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open, Distance and Learning
The study of this report about the socio-economic and school dropouts of secondary school in Mitooma district western Uganda. It will was directed by the three objectives and these include; To assess the causes of school dropout in Ruhinda sub-county To assess the effects of school dropout among the children in Ruhinda sub-county and to find out how socio-economic factors have affected child’s academic performance. The study was descriptive where stratified sampling was used to select population. It employed a total sample of 60 respondents as in chapter four. Data was analyzed and presented using statistical methods of data presentation where percentages were integrated into tables. The findings for the causes of school dropouts were early marriages, drug abuse, personal problems, parental care, employment, bad school experiences and rebellion and separated parents. Effects of school dropout were lack of employment, rural-urban migration, inactive in politics and others. Among the recommendations given are; provision of scholastic materials, increase in teachers’ remuneration, provision of lunch by schools, punishments should be minimized, establishment of technical schools and there is need to sensitize to community.
A research report submitted to college of education open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of bachelors in secondary education of Kampala International University
Socio-economic factors, School dropouts, Mitooma district, Secondary schools